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Historical Items

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Item 35044

Arthur Waterman, Portland, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 35045

State Motor Co. vehicles, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103838

Evening Express Soap Box Derby, Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936-07-25 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 54503

313 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: H.S. Jackson Motor Company Use: Garage - Showroom

Item 54513

Assessor's Record, 343-349 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Runway

Item 70588

73-77 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Auto Salesroom

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

Exhibit

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.